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Infrared Analyzer

The MCP-200 is a real-time concentration monitor for chemical species that absorb IR radiation. Engineered to be compact and modular, the MCP-200 excels as both a rugged standalone and an integrated component.

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Automated infrared process analysis

  • Fast, continuous reading
    For tight process control
  • No recalibration required
    Measurement stabilized by Auto Zero
  • Proprietary optical cell design
    Specialized path length per application

Excels as standalone or integrated unit

  • Modular design
    Easily integrated into any of our systems
  • Rugged and compact
    Cast aluminum enclosure with SS316 flow cell

Process Conditions

  • Analyze liquid or gas
    Using appropriate sample conditioning system
  • Direct analysis of hot/wet sample
    Accepts high pressure sample

Cost of Ownership

  • No consumables/reagents
    Other than zero gas
  • Proven low-mainentance
  • Solid state instrument
    Outlasts competing models due to lack of moving parts


  • Hazardous area certifications
    Class I Div 1 & 2; ATEX; GOST...
  • No shelter required
    Rugged instrument suitable for outdoor installation
  • Customizable alarms & outputs
    4-20 mA analog outputs; MODBUS; Hart...


The MicroSpec MCP-200 is used to measure the following chemicals:

  • water | moisture in 1,2-dichloroethane commonly known as ethylene dichloride (EDC)
  • water | moisture in toluene
  • water | moisture in benzene
  • water | moisture in xylene
  • water | moisture in dimethylformamide (DMF)
  • water | moisture in acrylonitrile
  • water | moisture in styrene
  • water | moisture in butadiene
  • water | moisture in benzaldehyde
  • water | moisture in benzylacetone, 4-phenyl-2-butanone
  • water | moisture in acetophenone
  • water | moisture in carbon tetrachloride
  • water | moisture in aniline
  • water | moisture in hydrocarbons
IN GAS PHASEcarbon monoxide | CO
carbon dioxide | CO2
ethylene | C2H4
methane equivalency | CH4


The MCP-200 uses a technology known as Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) Photometry. In a ruggedized package, the MCP-200 pairs an NDIR photometer (2-10 micron) using a tungsten black body source with a proprietary-design optical flow cell. The path length of the flow cell is specialized per measurement application.

The MCP-200 uses serial communication between the detector and the HMI.


Note: All performance specifications are subject to the assumption that the sample conditioning system and unit installation are approved by Applied Analytics. For any other arrangement, please inquire directly with Sales.

Measurement PrincipleNon-dispersive IR photometry (2 to 10 micron)
Light SourceTungsten black body source
Path LengthApplication-dependent
Sample IntroductionContinuous flow from positive pressure stream
Sample ConditioningCustom design per application
Analyzer CalibrationIf possible, analyzer is factory calibrated with certified calibration fluids; no re-calibration required after initial calibration; measurement normalized by Auto Zero
Reading VerificationSimple verification with samples
Human Machine InterfaceIndustrial controller with touch-screen LCD display running ECLIPSE™ Software
Data StorageSolid State Drive
Analyzer EnvironmentIndoor/Outdoor (no shelter required)
Ambient TemperatureStandard: 0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Optional: -20 to 55 °C (-4 to 131 °F)
To avoid radiational heating, use of a sunshade is recommended for systems installed in direct sunlight.
Sample TemperatureStandard: -20 to 50 °C (-4 to 122 °F)
Contact Applied Analytics for temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F)
Sample Pressure500 psi
Electrical5 VDC, 24 VDC controller
Power Consumption7 watts (maximum)
Standard Outputs1x galvanically isolated 4-20mA analog output per measured analyte(up to 3; additional available by upgrade)
2x digital outputs for fault and SCS control
Optional OutputsModbus TCP/IP; RS-232; RS-485; Fieldbus; Profibus; HART;
Dimensions3.75"H x (path length)W x 3.75"D
Path Length7" to 17" depending on application
Weight10-30 lbs depending on path length
Process Connections1/4” tube fittings
Wetted Materialsstainless steel 316L, K7 glass, Viton
Accuracy ±2% full scale
Repeatability ±2% full scale
Stability ±2% full scale / 24 hours
Standard Design General Purpose
Available Options ATEX, IECEx, EAC
Please inquire with your sales representative for additional certifications (CSA, FM etc.).


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